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Catch the latest blockbusters
As well as cultural classics and art house films
offered by Pontardawe Arts Centre's Resident Film Society
 
Tickets:
£3.00 Early Bird*
£3.50 On the day (excluding Film Club & alternative content)
£1.00 extra on 3D films (hire of 3D glasses)
*to be purchased prior to the first screening of the film

Film Club Films are £3.50 Concessions, £5.50 Standard and members free.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction
165mins

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.

 


Thu 31st July

19:30



MRS BROWNS BOYS

94 mins
When Moore Street market-trader Agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save her stall, aided as only the Browns will be by a motley troop of blind trainee Ninjas, an alcoholic solicitor, and a barrister with Tourettes Syndrome.

Fri 1st August 7.30pm
Mon 4th August 7.30pm

Tues 5th August 7.30pm
Weds 6th August 7.30pm
Thurs 7th August 2pm & 7.30pm

 

PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE

87 MINS
A heart-warming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. After losing their father, their mother Gail is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne, and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.

Mon 4th August 4.45pm
Tues 5th August 4.45pm
Weds 6th August 4.45pm
Thurs 7th August 4.45pm

 


JERSEY BOYS 

134 MINS
Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times andpersonal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music becamesymbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the centre of the group-with a special focus on front man Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto.

Fri 8th August 2pm & 7.30pm
Mon 11th August 2pm & 6.30pm
Tues 12th August 2pm & 6.30pm

Live by Satellite
Monty Python Live (Mostly Encore from the O2 Arena)

It's Monty Python's historic last stand broadcast live from London's O2 Arena. It's been more than three decades since they last appeared on stage together. But now surviving Pythons John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - combined age: 357! - are dusting down those classic comedy routines for their final farewell.

 Weds 13th August 7.30pm


THE HOUSE OF MAGIC

86 MINS

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

Fri 22nd August 6pm
Tues 26th August 2pm & 4.45pm
Weds 27th August 2pm & 6pm
Thurs 28th August 2pm & 4.45pm

 



PLANES 2 

83 MINS
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial fire fighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a
true hero.

Fri 29th August 12.30pm & 3pm & 6pm
Sat 30th August 11am & 2pm
Sun 31st August 1pm & 3.30pm
Mon 1st September 4.45pm & 7.30pm
Tues 2nd September 4.45pm & 7.30pm
Weds 3rd September 12.30pm
Thurs 4th September 4.45pm



Pontardawe Film Club

You can join Pontardawe Film Club for just £40 annual subscription (£30 Concession)
This gains you entry to twenty films over the year
Non members welcome!


Thursday 4 September  2pm & 7.30pm
“AMERICAN INTERIOR”, UK
w DU 2013

 89mins.
With guest speaker
 Dyl Goch

Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animal front man) and now documentary maker, offers an engrossing idiosyncratic road movie about a long lost relative that is unlike anything you will have seen before.  Blending low key concert, felt puppets and Powerpoint presentations with a potted history of early America and its various tribes, this offbeat odyssey follows Rhys as he traces the story of his ancestor, John Evans, who left Wales in 1792 to search for a mythical Welsh tribe in the American heartlands.

Aided by financial support from Film Hub Wales




Tuesday 16 September  2pm & 7.30pm
“CALVARY”, UK w DU 2014 


100mins
Dir
w Cyf: John Michael McDonagh
After he is threatened during a confession a good natured priest (Brendan Gleeson) must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
“A terrific black comedy that touches greatness” The Guardian

FILM SPONSOR – Clean Ground Partners Knotweed Control - www.cleangroundpartners.com


Wednesday 1 October  2pm & 7.30pm
“LE PASSE / THE PAST”, France 2013

 

130mins
Dir
w Cyf: Asghar Farhadi
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland.  Meanwhile his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.




Saturday 11 October  2pm & 7,30pm
“MONDO SAHARA”, with guest speaker Austin Vince

A film which charts a road trip - on motorbikes - from London through Europe to Morocco and the Western Sahara.
A journey which mirrors the planned road trip - on motorbikes - by film club members Tom and Dominique (and their two sons) from Kathmandu to Dhaka.  A trip which is intended to raise awareness of the charity INTERBURNS, an international volunteer network working to transform global burn care.

INTERBURNS – www.interburns.org


Wednesday 15 October  2pm & 7.30pm
“OF HORSES AND MEN”, Iceland/Germany  2013 81 mins
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson

Iceland’s Oscar submission.  A darkly funny, inventive and very distinctive film set in a quirky horse-riding community in stunning rural Iceland.  Pondering the relationship between man and horse Erlingsson depicts the struggles, romances and jealousies of key members of this small community.
“Something truly and seductively strange” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.




Saturday  18 October  7:30pm
“Dirgelwch yr Ogof”, Wales. Cymru 2002

 With English subtitles 

A Welsh adventure drama is set in an 18th-Century world of smugglers around Cwmtydu on the Cardiganshire coast. A story about the struggle for love and livelihood against corrupt forces. Welsh language with English Subtitles
A SCREENING BY MENTER IAITH CASTELL NEDD PORT TALBOT – ADMISSION £FREE (with donations to charity)




Wednesday  29 October 7.30pm 
(non-members £8, concession/student £5)
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB PRESENT A SERIES OF SILENT FILMS with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT


From the dawn of the 20th century, featuring brand new scores especially commissioned by the Abertoir Horror Festival. Composed and performed by Paul Shallcross. 

“La Légende Du Fantome”, France w Ffrainc (1908) 13 mins
A journey into the underworld - human lizards, grim reapers, demons and ghosts and a narrative that would baffle Einstein.

“Frankenstein”,  USA w UDA (1910) 16mins
A fascinating landmark in film history as it was the first example of Mary Shelley’s classic novel ever to be put on film and features a terrifying creation scene that still astounds today.

“Le Spectre Rouge”, France w Ffrainc (1907)  9mins
A demonic magician performs a magic show in the depths of Hell itself, however his mistreatment of his female assistants incurs the wrath of a good spirit who starts to interfere. Some ground-breaking special effects are on display here, including miniature women in glass bottles and the prediction of the invention of the TV!

“The Jest”, UK w DU (1921) 15mins
After his wife leaves him, an old man suffers for 40 years longing for her to return, until one day his fellow lodgers decide to play a vicious prank...

Aided by financial support from Film Hub Wales 


Tuesday  11 November  2pm & 7.30pm
“LES BEAUX JOURS” / “BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD”, France  2013

94min
Dir w Cyf: Marion Vernoux
Starring the wonderful Fanny Ardant a delightful film about the late life crisis of a 60 year old woman recently retired who is given a subscription to Bright Days Ahead – a club for the elderly.  Instead of immersing herself in pottery and drama lessons she embarks on an affair with the 40 year old IT coach.

Saturday w Sadwrn 15 November w Tachwedd. 1.00pm
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB present A FEAST OF INDIAN FILM
CLWB FFILM PONTARDAWE yn cyflwyno GWLEDD O FFIL INDIAIDD 

A sumptuous feast of film followed by a spread of delicious Indian themed delicacies from the Tamarind, Pontardawe.
Film Club Members £12, Non-members £15 (including catering.) Please book by 11th Nov.

1pm “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”, 2001 India 224 mins (PG)

Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker
Oscar nominated film set in the Victorian period of India’s Colonial British Raj.  The story revolved around a small oppressed village.  The inhabitants are challenges by an arrogant officer to a game of cricket to avoid paying their taxes.

5pm  “Amal”, 2007 Canada 101mins
Dir: Richei Mehta
An aging billionaire bequeaths his estate to an autorickshaw driver.  A modern day fable which questions the meaning of wealth and ultimately reveals that sometimes the poorest of men can be the richest.


Wednesday 26 November  2pm & 7.30pm 
“LE ROI ET L’OISEAU” / “THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD”, France 1980 


 83mins
Dir: Paul Grimault
A tyrannical king is in love with the beautiful shepherdess in an artwork on his wall but she loves the chimneysweep in another of the king’s paintings.  At night the paintings come to life and together the characters attempt to flee.  Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time.




Tuesday 9 December  2pm & 7.30pm
LOCKE”, USA/UK w UDA/DU 2013


85 mins
A completely immersive film. .  emotionally gripping, anchored by a tremendously compelling performance by Tom Hardy, in this complex portrait of family life, ambition, morality and above all humanity.

FILM SPONSOR  – Pontardawe Taxis




 

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